Welcome to part two of Foes of Reality’s two-part interview with science fiction writer David Gerrold. In part one we talked about The Star Wolf’s history and future possibilities as an independently produced video property. Part two considers the evolution of independent production with a focus on crowdfunding as a facilitator of investment in new projects. Dan—How did your involvement in Star Trek Phase II fit into a larger progression from your work at
I am writing a short story which explores artificial intelligence and the very human quest for meaning. I have been writing a series of articles on Foes of Reality exploring neurobiology, religion and spirituality. As part of this series, and for your enjoyment this evening, I am sharing an excellent excerpt from the series Red Dwarf, courtesy of a Foes-fan. Red Dwarf was a British sci-fi comedy that first aired in 1988.
Director/Co-Writer: Satoshi Kon, based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui Released: 2006, Sony Pictures Genre: Science Fiction/Magical Realism One of the most enjoyable things about writing for Foes of Reality is that it forces me to pay attention: to put the things I watch, hear and read in context. If there’s something I find interesting, I have an excuse to analyze it and draw conclusions. When I do, as often as not
On April 25th, Fathom Events presented Star Trek: The Next Generation fans with the highly anticipated screening of The Best of Both Worlds in movie theaters across North America. The anticipation was well merited in light of the episodes’ staying power since Part 1 first aired on June 18, 1990 and Part 2 on September 24, 1990. TV Guide honored The Best of of Both Worlds twice over the years, ranking it
Foes of Reality now brings you part two of our most recent interview with Jeff Salyards, author of the gritty fantasy adventure Scourge of the Betrayer. Part one discussed the ramifications of Night Shade Books’ immanent dissolution and its impact on Jeff as a recently minted author under the NSB imprint. As of this posting, the deal to sell Night Shades’ rights holdings to Skyhorse Publishing and Start Publishing was still in
If there were a dictionary entry for “storied career in science fiction literature and television,” a serious case could be made for writer David Gerrold as the definition. Gerrold’s first break came at age 23 when he was hired to write the classic Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles in 1967. Rather than fold under the expectations of early success, Gerrold continued to produce quality science fiction scripts and literature right
Jeff Salyards has endured what can only be described as a year of tremendous ups and downs. It was twelve months ago today that his first novel, Scourge of the Betrayer, débuted to encouraging critical and commercial success. That good news was followed several months later by the revelation that one of his daughters required major surgery. Complications followed, forcing Jeff to bow out from attending the 70th World Science Fiction Convention